2022 JRS/USA Advocacy Day
05 April 2022 at 10:00am
JRS/USA invites you to join us for our annual Advocacy Day on Tuesday, April 5, 2022. This virtual event will provide you with the opportunity to learn about issues facing refugees and to encourage members of Congress to take action on their behalf.
Amid protracted and emerging humanitarian crises and unprecedented levels of forced displacement, speaking out on behalf of refugees is more important than ever. During JRS/USA’s Advocacy Day we will encourage policymakers to provide critical humanitarian assistance to refugees overseas and welcome refugees and asylum seekers within our own borders.
JRS/USA will schedule virtual meetings with your members of Congress, prepare materials on policy issues to be discussed, and host a webinar a week before Advocacy Day to review the issues in detail, discuss logistics, and answer any questions.
Note: Once registered, you are expected to participate in meetings scheduled for your group. Please do not register if you are not able to participate fully.
Here is a timeline to help you prepare:
Friday, March 18 – Deadline to RSVP. We will use your home address to determine your Congressional delegation, place you in groups, and schedule your meetings.
Tuesday, March 29 – Talking points and Congressional bios will be shared with participants and JRS/USA will host a training webinar for participants to review all materials.
Monday, April 4 – Final meeting schedules will be shared with participants.
Tuesday, April 5 – On Advocacy Day, you can anticipate having approximately 3-5 virtual meetings with Congressional offices throughout the day, between the hours of 10am-5pm ET.
We encourage all partners, supporters, and friends from Jesuit institutions across the U.S. to join us for this event. If you have any questions, please contact Giulia McPherson at firstname.lastname@example.org or 202-629-5942.
Want to know more? Read about JRS’s 2021 Advocacy Day.